The new Predator movie's "fresh perspective" will reinvent the franchise

It’s been a little while since we heard anything new about Shane Black’s forthcoming Predator movie, but according to producer John Davis, it’s still very much alive. Not only that, but in Davis’ opinion, Black’s new direction for the franchise is nothing short of “genius”…

“Shane shot a movie and he’s doing a pilot now, but I’ve read a lot of his script and I think it’s genius,” Davis tells Collider. “I think it’s genius and I think it’s entertaining, and what it did is recreate a famous franchise in a different, interesting way; looking at it from a different light. He’s just an amazing writer-director. He’s got a way of looking at this that makes you excited again.”

“Shane’s got a writing partner, Fred Dekker. They’ve been doing it together and Fred’s great. The two of them together, they’ve been in the business for a long time, but the writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.’ I mean he’s the guy who wrote Iron Man 3.”

Specific details regarding the plot are pretty much non-existent at this stage, although we do know that the film will be a sequel to the existing films, rather than a total reboot. No release date has been confirmed as yet.

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George Wales

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